Posted by **megan** on Monday, February 14, 2011 at 5:53pm.

a teaher chooses a student at random from a class of 10 boys and 15 girls. Find the odds favor of and for the odds against each event.

1. choosing a girl

2. choosing a boy

i don't understand what the odds of something would be

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**Shannon**, Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6:17pm
First, find the total amount of students in the class. 10+15=25.

There are 10 girls so the odds of choosing a girl are 10/25, reduced to be 2/5

There are 15 boys so the odds of choosing a boy are 15/25, reduced to be 3/5

The answers are

1. 2/5, or 2 out of 5

2. 3/5, or 3 out of 5

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**megan**, Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6:31pm
i thought that was probability...... sorry i must have messed up big time on my homework then

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**Delilah**, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:37pm
It is strange that i am in 7th grade and I know this and you do not....

Choosing a girl at random is more likely to happen because there are 5 more girls than boys.

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